REVIEWER: JAMES ACKLAND
Film genre: Drama/Cult
Label: Cinema Cult
Audio: English/Italian 2.0
Running time: 117mins
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
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Everyone in this world goes through some sort of rough time or times in their life, sometimes we all wish we could be someone else and life some kind of live that hasn't seen misery, loss or hardship. I myself have been through a few of this moments in my life, and also seen others go through some kind of strife in their life and therefore I related a little bit with this film great film.
So the film starts of strong, introducing the main character Erika. Young woman who is professional interior designer and who is happily expecting her first child... Erika had her whole life under control, unfortunately for her things did not go as planned... Fate had something unfortunate planned for Erika as she ended up giving birth prematurely to an ill child, and just like any mother to be in such situation, she couldn't deal with the trauma. She falls into a deep depression and refuses to deal with the present or the baby.
After being unable to deal with the situation Erika tries to go through group therapy for trauma victims such as herself. There she meets a group of certain individuals. Rikard, a torture fanatic with certain mother issues. Ann-Sofi who is timid, Peter, who finds himself being a compulsive liar in order to feel accepted. Last we have a lonely middle age woman Pernilla who just wants to get laid by a married man. When their counsellor goes on a break the 5 decide to take matters into their own hands and go get a fresh start in life by going to a place where no one knows them.
After 45 minutes into the film it becomes a little more interesting, the characters start dealing with theirs traumas using their unconventional self prescribed treatments. However I won't spill anymore of the movie as I do want you to watch this great film.
Presented in Dolby Stereo, the film doesn't require anymore then the 2.1 sound. It's not an action flick. The sound quality does it justice.
The video presentation for this film was great, I think the grainy and greyish tones set the mood of the film. Did use a great sense of colour to set moments for example, when Erika gets the news of her child we see the background being grey and monotone style, while on a happy scene there is that much more lighting.
Glass Doll as usual give as an array of extras to keep fans of their film satisfied; on this disc you get:
Beyond Cinema interview Lisa Langseth and Alicia Vikander
David Poland interviews Lisa Langseth
B-Reel Interview Lisa Langseth
The CD Soundtrack by Johan Berthling & Andreas Soderstrom.
The soundtrack is a very cool bonus; the score is haunting in parts and really does add to the atmosphere of the film. Being such a rare soundtrack, we are very pleased Glass Doll included it.
Another superb release from Glass Doll Film, we are honestly excited to see what these guys have in store for us next. The care they take into finding such titles and then giving them the treatment they deserve, really does give our stamp of approval for you to go out there and get their releases.